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aspirate

 [as´pĭ-rāt]
1. to withdraw fluid by negative pressure, or suction; see aspiration (def. 3).
2. the fluid withdrawn this way.

as·pi·rate

(as'pi-rāt),
1. To remove by aspiration.
2. To inhale into the airways foreign particulate material, such as vomitus.
3. Foreign body, food, gastric contents, or fluid, including saliva, which is inhaled.
[L. a-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe on, give the H sound]

aspirate

(ăs′pə-rāt′)
tr.v. aspi·rated, aspi·rating, aspi·rates
1. To draw (liquid or a foreign object, for example) into the respiratory tract when taking a breath.
2. Medicine
a. To remove (a liquid or gas) from the body by aspiration.
b. To suction (a body part or growth, for example) for the removal of a liquid or gas.
n. (-pər-ĭt)
Medicine Matter removed by aspiration.

aspirate

Lab medicine
verb To draw a fluid under negative pressure into a receptacle for transport to the lab (e.g., syringe), or analysis (as in a lab instrument that aspirates material being tested on a batch analyser). 

Orthopaedics
verb To draw a fluid under negative pressure from a joint—e.g., to reduce intra-articular pressure.

Respiratory medicine
noun Fluid withdrawn from a cyst.

verb To inhale foreign fluid or semi-fluid material, in particular gastric content into the upper respiratory tract, resulting in aspiration pneumonia.

aspirate

To suck in Chest medicine noun Fluid withdrawn from a cyst verb To inhale foreign fluid or semi-fluid material, in particular gastric content into the upper respiratory tract, resulting in aspiration pneumonia Clinical medicine The drawing of a fluid under negative pressure from a joint–eg, to ↓ pressure Lab medicine The drawing of a fluid under negative pressure into a receptacle for storage—eg syringe, or for analysis—as in a laboratory instrument that aspirates material being tested on a batch analyzer

as·pi·rate

1. (as'pi-rāt) To remove by aspiration.
2. (as'pi-rit) The substance removed by aspiration.
[L. a-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe on, make the H sound]

Aspirate

The removal by suction of a fluid from a body cavity using a needle.

as·pi·rate

(as'pir-āt)
1. To remove by aspiration.
2. To inhale into the airways foreign particulate material, such as vomitus.
3. Foreign body, food, gastric contents, or fluid, including saliva, which is inhaled.
[L. a-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe on, make the H sound]

Patient discussion about aspirate

Q. What Causes Aspiration Pneumonia? My father is hospitalized with aspiration pneumonia. What causes this?

A. Aspiration pneumonia is a pneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign material that enter the bronchial tree (air tubes), usually oral or gastric contents (including food, saliva, or nasal secretions). Aspiration pneumonia represents a either a bacterial infection or a chemical inflammatory process due to inadequate swallowing mechanism.

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A drop of the aspirate was placed on a colorimetric pH strip (ColorpHast[R] pH 0-14, EMD Chemicals Inc, Gibbstown, NJ), and a visual reading was made within 1 minute to identify pH.
A nerve aspirate with cytology as described in the devised criteria or AFB positivity is diagnostic as seen by the 61% positive aspirates in this study.
Of the 24 cases with a positive diagnosis on the aspirate smears, 23 had a concurrent cell block.
An estimate of risk of malignancy for a benign diagnosis in thyroid fine-needle aspirates. Cancer Cytopathol.
We found maximum percentage of AFB positivity (64.7%) in aspirate containing purulent/ pus and caseous/ cheesy material similar to studies done by various authors.
Interactions between the bone and the BM microenvironment and tumour cells plays a central role in the homing of tumor cells to marrow with consequent bone metastasis.16-18 Bone marrow infiltration was detected in 42 (50.6%) children in our study with 20/42 cases (47.6%) showing infiltration both on aspirate and trephine biopsy, isolated marrow aspirates were positive in 08 cases while isolated marrow core biopsies were positive in 14 cases.
The patent pending Marrow Cellution[TM] Bone Marrow Aspirate System (manufactured by Ranfac Corp., Avon, MA) claims to be able to harvest high concentrations of key stem and progenitor cells from bone marrow aspirate without the need for further processing via centrifugation by using its proprietary technology to limit peripheral blood dilution during the aspiration process.
The increased use of EBUS-TBNA to assess mediastinal diseases will likely lead to an increase in the number of patients with malignancies presenting with purulent aspirate. We suggest neoplastic conditions, especially squamous cell carcinoma, to be included in the differential diagnosis in patients where the EBUS guided needle aspiration reveals purulent material.
Results: A total of 245 bone marrow aspirate samples were evaluated related to 216 patients.
The types of specimens acceptable for use (i.e., throat, nasopharyngeal, nasal aspirates, swabs, or washes) also vary by test.
Using Verify technology, the user can run an automated routine to check for blockages, typically caused by protein or salt build-up in the aspirate and dispense tubes of the 405's manifold.
The conventional test, a needle aspirate, consists of drawing fluid or tissue from an affected joint and searching for uric acid crystals.